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Touched by Medicine

When medical student Sai Li decided to launch a studentrun DMS literary magazine, he had no idea it would develop into a project that almost no other medical school was doing. With a large staff of his fellow '06s, Li has edited, designed, and published a magazine called Lifelines. It contains submissions from people whose lives have been touched by medicine—students, caregivers, patients, and patients' families.


"As you flip through Lifelines," says Meghan McCoy, the artwork editor of the publication, "you are greeted with poetry and stories that examine life in all its forms as well as illness." For example, the issue contains a short story describing a DMS student's memorable but dif- ficult experience caring for a patient on a rotation in Germany. "The spirit of both the patient and the student really permeates through you after you read it," says Li.

To obtain a copy of the first issue, or for more information about the project, e-mail Lifelines@Dartmouth.edu. M.C.W.

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